I was getting my nails done today and my nail technician and I were talking about women who go on diet after diet in an attempt to lose the weight. She has a friend who has now chosen the wheat-free diet….”This is it. This is the one“, says her always-dieting friend.
Why do so many people resort to the most recent popular diet to lose weight? The way I see it, there’s 2 problems with this approach:
1) Diets don’t work. Yes, it’s true that some diet plans have some worth, ie, wheat can lead to holding onto weight in some, but in the overall scheme of things, it’s not going to be the magic bullet. Trust me on this!
2) Getting the weight off is the easy part. (They say the average woman has gained and lost 3x her bodyweight over her lifetime!) Keeping it off easily and effortlessly, for life, is the hard part.
What I know for sure is that it’s not what we eat but how we eat. So in all my programs, I teach women how to eat before I even thrown a menu plan or recipe book their way. Why? Because I don’t want them to become one of those ‘before and after’ photos that mean relatively little to me (but they sell products!).
I’m so tired of the ‘before and after photos’ all over the internet. I prefer to do ‘before and way after’ photos….my gals are 2, 3 and 4 years down the road, and they still look HOT!
Whatever you choose to do to lose the weight, promise yourself you’ll permanently change your eating. See food as fuel. Eat for energy as well as pleasure. Eat close to the earth. Eat with crunch and texture. Cycle your carbs. Taper your timing. Nix the juice, sodas and milk. Cut the alcohol. And here’s the clincher: do it all with pleasure….if you don’t, you are certainly doomed to fail.
Be a Maintainer for Life! It’s liberating, energizing and confidence-building for sure! And you’ll never, ever live in denial again! (The woman pictured above has kept it off for 5 years! Now that’s success!)